Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag Giveaway

Secrets to the Grave    Click Giveaway ends 6 PM January 29, 2011 to be directed to Bookin' with Bingo's site to sign up!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb

Elvis and the Dearly Departed


Author Biography


Peggy Webb is the bestselling author of more than sixty novels. A former adjunct lecturer at Mississippi State University, she has won numerous writing awards, composes blues songs on her vintage baby grand and shares her home in Tupelo, Mississippi, with her chocolate Lab and a quirky muse who channels Elvis.

Synopsis from the Publisher


They say you can't get to Heaven without passing through the Eternal Rest Funeral Home. And no one gets into Eternal Rest without passing muster with Elvis-the basset hound who's convinced he's the reincarnation of the King of Rock `n' Roll. Brewing up a big ol' pitcher of Mississippi mystery, Peggy Webb's delightful new series is as intoxicating as the Delta breeze.

Normally, Callie Valentine Jones spends her days fixing up the hairdos of the dead, but when the corpse of local, prominent physician Dr. Leonard Laton goes missing, it's bad for business. So Callie and her oversexed cousin Lovie (Eternal Rest's resident wake caterer) have no choice but to go in hot pursuit of the recently embalmed, last seen bound for Vegas by way of downtown Tupelo.

Now Elvis may be nothin' but a hound dog, but he knows a mystery when he smells one. But keeping his human mom from wandering off the trail isn't easy when she's back in the arms of her on-again, off-again ex, Jack. Not to mention the angry mourners squabbling over the estate of the late doctor inside the not-so-restful halls of Eternal Rest. Or the French poodle sniffing around for a hunk of Elvis' burning love.

In Vegas, Callie and Lovie hit the jackpot when they find the dearly departed inside a freezer owned by his showgirl mistress, Bubble Malone. But they're luck runs out when Bubble decides to join her man in the afterlife. With the poisonous Laton family tree providing plenty of rotten suspects, Callie's determined to crack this case-with a little help from that irresistible piece of man she used to call her husband-and have a killer singing "Jailhouse Rock" in time for her next hair cutting appointment.

My Review:

I wanted to take a little time off from my regular intense “Criminal Minds” murder/mystery type books and read something a little lighter.  I chose Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb.  This was a fun, light cozy mystery “Murder she Wrote” type of book with characters [family] you could relate to and follow.  I especially enjoyed “Elvis” the dog’s silly antics throughout the book.   It definitely had some harebrained ideas, but that’s what made it so entertaining.  I will definitely read more books by Peggy Webb.  What a great series!!
I gave this book a rating of

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another Great Giveaway for "To Have Not" by Frances Lefkowitz

 Head on over to  A Cozy Readers Corner to check out the Guest Post and Giveaway.  

This giveaway is for US/Canada only and ends on January 28, 2011.  

"To Have Not"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!


Hoping it's a Happy New Year for everyone!

It was so awfully kind of Ani Raye to drop a comment on my blog, and pass me the Stylish Blogger Award.  I'm totally thrilled and honored to have received this award.  I checked out her site immediately, and her blog is simply captivating.
Ani Raye is the proud owner of the site Shaded, and you guys should check out her site...
Ani Raye at Shaded Fiction Flaire.

There are 4 duties to perform to receive this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

So, a random 7 things about myself:

1) I love, love reading.
2) I read mostly mystery/thriller/suspense/detective/law, with some cozy mysteries thrown in.
3) I love living in Hawaii where it's sunny 99% of the time.
4) I love our new found sport, kayaking.
5) I adore all three of my dogs, Lucy (Lab mix), Jersey (husky mix), and Elsa (Doberman mix).
6) I love going to the beach every weekend.
7) I hunt constantly for new authors to read and really love their debut books.

Now, for the blogs I've chosen to award that you should check out!

1.    Kelly and Man Candy
2.   Pudgy Penguin Perusals - Kaye
3.   Natalie
4.   Carrie
5.   Adventures of a Kauai Island Bibliophile
6.   Mummazappa
7.   LLM
8.   Buried By Books
9.   Elenas Book Cafe
10.  Tutus 2 Cents
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